Employment lawyers anticipate that employers’ social media policies and their use of independent contractors will be hot button issues in the New Year, much like they were in 2012. Recently Mintz Levin’s Mitch Danzig spoke about social media, independent contractors, and the law with George Chamberlin, executive editor of the Daily Transcript in San Diego, CA. The video of their conversation also recaps the Daily Transcript’s Employment Law Roundtable.
California's New Job Killer Act - The Independent Contractor Classification Just Got More Serious for California Employers
Classifying workers as independent contractors in California- already a difficult minefield to navigate for employers– is about to get a bit harder, more convoluted and, unfortunately, more expensive.
Under existing California law, a worker is presumed to be an employee, rather than an independent contractor. The distinction is important because an employee is entitled to certain legal protections, and his or her wages are subject to various employment taxes and withholdings.